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  • Final Joint Industry Letter on Single Market Distortions.pdf

    Uploaded May 19, 2022

    Joint Industry Letter on Single Market Distortions

    60 associations from the packaging value chain, including FEICA, issued a joint letter to call on the European Commission to create one single circular economy, not 27 separate ones, underpinned by an integrated Single Market.

    #circulareconomy


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  • FEICA proposal for a list of starting monomers for the polyesters exemption.pdf

    Uploaded May 16, 2022

    FEICA Position Paper - FEICA proposal for a list of starting monomers for the polyesters exemption

    FEICA welcomes the European Commission’s proposal to keep an exemption for polyester polymers made from monomers on the EU list when polymers subject to registration requirements are defined. While FEICA considers the polyester exemption to be scientifically supported, we acknowledge that the list of starting monomers should be updated to eliminate hazardous monomers.

    This publication includes the FEICA proposal for a list as a starting point for the Commission and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to develop an EU list of authorised monomers.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L05-028

    #REACH #polymers


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  • Why strictly controlled conditions cannot be technically applied to polymeric precursors.pdf

    Uploaded May 16, 2022

    FEICA Position Paper - Why strictly controlled conditions cannot be technically applied to polymeric precursors

    The European Commission proposed an exemption for polymeric precursors but only if they are handled as intermediates and strictly controlled conditions (SCC) are warranted along the supply chain. With this publication, FEICA would like to bring to the attention of the stakeholders why SCC cannot be applied to polymeric precursors used by downstream users.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L05-027

    #REACH #polymers


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  • Polymeric Precursors Examples.pdf

    Uploaded May 16, 2022

    Practical Application Examples to Demonstrate the Use of Polymeric Precursors

    Within the context of the registration of polymers, a potential exemption for polymeric precursors is under consideration. The European Commission is proposing an exemption for polymeric precursors handled like intermediates under REACH. This FEICA presentation provides 4 practical examples, demonstrating that polymeric precursors can be safely handled under adequately controlled conditions without causing harm to humans or the environment. The examples cover:

       1. One-Component Foam (OCF) - Industrial + Professional

       2. Direct Glazing (windshield bonding for cars) – Industrial + Professional

       3. Lamination of flexible substrates with reactive polyurethane (PU) adhesives – Industrial

       4. Liquid 2-component silicones for gasketing – Industrial

    Publication ref.: FMI-EX-L03-016

    #REACH #polymers


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  • FEICA response to the REACH revision public consultation 15 April 2022.pdf

    Uploaded April 26, 2022

    FEICA response to the REACH revision public consultation

    FEICA submitted its responses to the questionnaire in the public consultation. Here are some additional comments.

    #REACH #circulareconomy #sustainabledevelopment

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L04-026


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  • FEICA contribution to the REACH revision public consultation 15 April 2022.pdf

    Uploaded April 26, 2022

    FEICA contribution to the REACH revision public consultation 

    As part of the ambition to reach zero pollution for a toxic-free environment established by the European Green Deal, the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability announced the revision of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).
    The European Commission has launched a public consultation allowing stakeholders to provide feedback on the proposed revisions. FEICA submitted its responses to the questionnaire in the public consultation. 

    #REACH #circulareconomy #sustainabledevelopment

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L04-025 


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  • A Tailored Risk Assessment for Food Contact Materials.pdf

    Uploaded April 11, 2022

    FEICA co-signs 'Tailored Risk Assessment for Food Contact Materials' (FCM)

    Numerous associations propose an approach where substances undergo a “one substance - one assessment”, consisting of a first step “one substance- one hazard assessment” in which the hazard is defined by the intrinsic properties of the substance. This should be followed by a second step of a “FCM specific risk assessment and management” for food contact materials and articles, in which the risk resulting from potential oral exposure is assessed. We believe that EFSA is best positioned to provide such specific FCM assessment due to their extensive experience in food safety-related matters, and in the assessment of substances in dietary exposure.

    Publication ref.: COS-EX-L04-024

    #foodcontact


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  • ASMoR Position Paper on the CARACAL paper CA/19/2022 on Generic Risk Approach.pdf

    Uploaded April 07, 2022

    FEICA co-signs ASMoR Position Paper on the CARACAL paper CA/19/2022 on Generic Risk Approach (GRA)

    ASMoR and its members hope that this submission will help the EU debates on the reform of chemical risk management and will make a significant contribution to the ongoing debate, particularly in the context of the GRA discussions.

    The Alliance for Sustainable Management of Chemical Risk (‘ASMoR’) is an alliance of more than 30 members that share a common position on the Essential Use Concept (‘EUC’) in EU chemicals policy.

    Publication ref.: COS-EX-L04-022

    #REACH #sustainabledevelopment #hazardousproducts


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  • Adhesives: A volatile market poised to show growth again.pdf

    Uploaded April 05, 2022

    Feica in the news: The European Coatings Journal (ECJ) published FEICA article titled 'Adhesives: A volatile market poised to show growth again', online, on 4 April 2022. In it, FEICA explains how the European adhesives and sealants market is forecast to grow to EUR 22.2 billion by 2026, with sustainability and circular economy objectives continuing to drive demand.
    #press #association #circulareconomy #sustainabledevelopment 


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  • FEICA recommendation on PAAs in polyurethane adhesives intended to be used in food packaging.pdf

    Uploaded March 30, 2022

    FEICA recommendation to adhesive suppliers and users on the assessment of PAAs in polyurethane adhesives intended to be used in food packaging

    Polyurethane adhesives do not contain Primary Aromatic Amines (PAAs). However, in specific circumstances and when the adhesive is not fully cured, they can be formed by a reaction.  Consequently, the adhesive user has to be made aware of the potential formation of PAAs and their responsibility to ensure full curing of the adhesive layer.

    FEICA updated its recommendation to adhesive suppliers and users on the assessment of PAAs in polyurethane adhesives intended to be used in food packaging. The recommendation includes advice to the downstream user as regards the limits to be respected for PAAs.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L03-021

    #foodcontact #paper&packaging


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